Chicago Enters Bridge Phase
The State of Illinois has announced that they are entering the “Bridge Phase” of their reopening plan. This phase precedes their “Phase 5” in which all activities are permitted with no restrictions. The metrics to be used to proceed to Phase 5 are as follows: Once 50% of residents 16 and older have been vaccinated (already accomplished) and stable or declining COVID-19 metrics are recorded during a 28-day monitoring period (ending June 11), Phase 5 will be implemented, removing capacity limits and other restrictions.
The National had previously mentioned that a final decision on the 2021 National will be announced in early June. We feel even more comfortable making that decision given the actions of the State of Illinois. We will follow the numbers from the Illinois Department of Public Health closely. We fully expect that the 2021 National will proceed as planned.